Chris Laping

Chris Laping

Co-Founder, Author and CEO of “People Before Things”

Chris Laping has enjoyed a 30-year career in technology, culture and business transformation.  He’s seen a lot and we are so thrilled that he’ll be the featured author/speaker for the RizeX May 19, 2021 monthly Virtual event – and his book, “People Before Things” is our featured book in the new RizeX Growth Club for June!

Chris has served as the Chief Information/Innovation Officer in four different companies including Red Robin, GMAC Commercial Holding Capital Corporation, Statera and Coffee & Bagel Brands (owns Einstein Bros., Noah’s New York bagels, Manhattan Bagel and more); has been recognized for his leadership by publications such as The Economist, Wall Street Journal, and Fast Company; and is the best-selling author of People Before Things.

Chris has held multiple board positions and is a private investor. So, in addition to leading teams in a corporate environment, he has relevant experience developing and growing new businesses.

Combining practical tools from his professional “toolbox” with concepts from positive psychology, Chris also helps Masterminders dive into discussions and implement solutions, and as a coach, he will design and plan the  process, guide and influence participation, and ensure that outcomes, actions, and questions are properly addressed.

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